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Posted October 1, 2010
Greetings from the Hall of justice... Back in 1978, Hannah Barbara introduced an expanded roster of Justice Leaguers"as opposed to a small handfull in the 73' superfriends" and created this wonderfully fun show. unlike the show that came before, Challenge of the superfriends introduces classic villains from the DC comics. Banded together from remote galaxies are the legion of doom. LEd by Lex Luthor(the silver age mad man) they include: Gorilla Grodd, Solomon Grundy, Bizarro, Cheetah, Scarecrow, Riddler, Giganta, Sinestro, Black Manta, toy man, Brainiac and Captain cold. the formula for each episode is pretty simple: the Justice league of America vs the legion of doom. but its the hokiness of the show that makes things fun. the legions schemes include everything from growing gigantic to trying to control apes from gorilla city. The show is definatly in the spirit of the Silver age Justice League comics of the 60s. the only thing missing is Snapper Carr. the show became a part of pop culture. Characters like Apache Cheif(a character created for the show for racial diversity in the league) have been Parodied in Familly Guy and Harvey Birdman. definatly worth owning if you are a fan of the classic silver Age Justice League. so grab your Cereal and your pajamas and get ready to watch hours of cornball fun. on a side note: the commentaries by Mark Waid and Geoff Johns are fun. i wish there were more of them though. otherwise, the set would have gotten five stars. they are fun to listen to. but then again, they are two of my favorite writers and i could listen to them all day.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.